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Leather hides

All you need to know about leather

  Where does leather come from? There are two main types of leather: chrome tanned and vegetable tanned leather. Their names come from the processes which are used to produce them. Chrome leather is made with various chemicals, the most important one being – you would have guessed – chrome. The process is very quick contrary to vegetable tanned leather. It is a relatively recent tanning method, which appeared in the 19th century. Unlike chrome tanned leather, vegetable tanned leather is a much older and more “organic” tanning method. Vegetable tanning was the first process invented by humans to treat and...

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